Merchants, Oldham Street. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.
This Yates's became the Merchants, which had live music or comedy on most nights. It also did Hot Toddys, maybe in homage to the blobs that were available in its days as Yates's.
These days it the building is still Merchants Hotel but the bar is the rather dodgy Joe's Bar, a sports bar (formerly Bar Code). Update: Joe's Bar now closed.
Merchants, Oldham Street, 1991. (c) deltrems at flickr.
Merchants Hotel & Joe's Bar, Oldham Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.